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AMPLIATION, civil law. A deferring of judgment until the cause is further examined. In this case, the judges pronounced the word amplius, or by writing the letters N.L. for non liquet, signifying that the cause was not clear. In practice, it is usual in the courts when time is taken to form a judgment, to enter a curia advisare vult; cur. adv. vult. (q.v.)

AMPLIATION, French law. Signifies the giving a duplicate of an acquittance or other instrument, in order that it may be produced in different places. The copies which notaries make out of acts passed before them, and which are delivered to the parties, are also called ampliations. Dict. de Jur. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Recall that van Fraassen distinguishes two steps in IBE: the comparative and the ampliative. According to him, the ampliative step is not justified because the comparative step is circumscribed by the set of available explanations (K).
572) that hypotheses ar confirmed by their consequences does not provide a probabilistic prop for genuinely ampliative inference.
With this concept in mind, it is by no means difficult to understand the Popper-Miller argument, which can be expressed in the following terms: If the probabilistic support a given evidence e affords a certain hypothesis h were inductive support, then the inductive or ampliative content of h relative to e would have to be probabilistically supported by e.
Would the inference from the latter to the former still be ampliative? Sure.
It completely neglects the crucial asymmetry between confirmation, which involves an inference in the formally invalid third figure of the implicative syllogism (this is why inductive inferences are ampliative and dangerous and why we can be objectively wrong even though we proceed correctly), and refutation, which is in the valid fourth figure, and which gives the modus tollens its privileged position in inductive inference' (|1978~ p.
We only need to confirm some of its concrete consequences because ampliative inference is considered to be legitimate in the debate between inferentialists and realists.
The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an approximately 38.8 mm x 33.1 mm x 36.4 mm lesion in the suprasellar region with an unclear contour and an ampliative third ventricle which was caused by the tumor compression and invasion [Figure 1]b,[Figure 1]c,[Figure 1]d,[Figure 1]e.
AMANDA HICKS, "Ampliative Inference and the Principle of Sufficient Reason." Adviser: Neil Williams.
The principles of biomedical ethics are by nature ampliative reasoning tools for arriving at conclusions and as such, they have their content-increasing capacities embeddedness within culture.